Some of the best Bike Trails in the Chicago-land area are accessable from the Northwest Pacific Train Line. Whether you bike for fun or as a means of getting around, this post is for you. We’d love to hear about your trip and your tips for the other bikers out there
Follow the Festivals along the Metra Northwest line. Almost every town along the line has a festival planned for July. There is something for everyone; entertainment, food and fun. Gather up your friends & family and head out for a taste of summer.
Grab a group of friends and meet in Palatine for this neighborhood bar crawl. These three bars are only minutes from the train and each other. They all have a relaxed, casual atmosphere where everyone feels welcome.
One reader suggested this Girl’s Gluten Free Day Out, which features two dining spots with outstanding gluten free food and a little pampering at a local salon. We sent her 4 free Arlington Park Racetrack tickets for her great suggestion. Please send us your ideas
If you are looking for a fun way to spend the day/evening check out our list of the finest Irish Pubs on Metra’s Northwest Pacific Line. Hop on the train and enjoy some traditional Irish food and let the proffesionals do the driving so you can enjoy a pint or two of the your favorite Irish Brew.
Head to Downtown Palatine to enjoy some German food and of course some German beer at the Palatine Rotary’s Oktoberfest.The fest features live entertainment, and on Saturday afternoon-family activities. Best of all admission to Oktoberfest is free and all monies raised will support local charities.
If you are looking for some good Irish Food, a Drink, or a great destination for your next Bar Crawl, TJ O’Brien’s is just the place for you and your friends. Their friendly staff, good food, and reasonable prices make it a Downtown Palatine favorite.
We have been searching for input on great bike routes accessible from the Metra rail, and we are very excited to to welcome Guest Author, Greg Borzo for a series of bike routes off the Metra Lines. This is the first entry and we are looking forward to Greg’s next post with us, his Top Ten Bike Paths off The Metra Lines.
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Pop’s is a great place to catch a game or catch up with friends and grab a bite to eat. Being located in downtown Palatine, across from the train station is helping Pop’s become a bar crawl favorite.
Stop in for a cold beer and stay for the food!